Monthly Archives: August 2014

Study Guides for Teachers and Home Schoolers

A few friends, who are studying to be teachers, and I are putting together study guides to be used with my fairy tale books for grades 1-4. They’re not available yet. I’m hoping to have a first version done by the Clinton Fall Festival but that’s such a short time to get them finished, proofed, and laid out that it may not be possible.

These study guides will associate tasks and games with common core requirements, and will include puzzles and pictures that the teacher can copy and hand out. The study guide not only looks at the stories themselves, but introduces concepts of story structure, such as beginning, middle, and end.

If there’s anything special that you would like to see us add to the study guide, please let me know, either in the comments here or at [email protected]

More Exciting Times

Exciting things are going on here at Wyrm Tales Press. Not only is Fairies and Fireflies now available in illustrated format, but my sort-of Christmas story, Child of Promise is now illustrated and should go live in a few days. I’m hoping that an illustrated version of Dragons and Dreams will be available sometime in September.

Speaking of September, you can meet The Wyrm at the Fairy Fest and Dragon Days on September 13 at the Dahlem Environmental Education Center in Jackson, MI. We’ll also be appearing at the Clinton Fall Festival, September 26 – 28

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Fairies and Fireflies now with illustrations!

I am delighted — elated — overjoyed to announce that Fairies and Fireflies is available in both kindle and print with illustrations by Sara Anderson. We’re slowly getting Sara to illustrate all our books, both past and upcoming. If you own an eversion of Fairies and Fireflies, and would like to up grade to the illustrated version, just drop me a line at [email protected] and let me know what format works best for you, and I’ll be happy to send you the new version.

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Illustrated versions are coming soon!

I’m so excited! I just got the final layout for the illustrated version of Fairies and Fireflies, and it’s wonderful. I also got the layout for Child of Promise, but since that’s a Christmas story (sort of), I should probably hold off publishing the new version until late November – which is going to be hard, because it’s gorgeous.

Slowly, slowly, all my books are going to be illustrated. Meanwhile, the Work in Progress is going slowly, but that’s ok for right now.